Fuel Publishing, the go-to publisher of books about the USSR have a new Kickstarter project

‘Soviet Cities; Labour, Life and Leisure’

They’d love you to help them reach their target.

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Soviet Cities Cover Image Arseniy Kotov Fuel Publishing ©

There’s a good reason to get behind this Kickstarter campaign by Fuel Publishers, it’s the chance to see Arseniy Kotov’s insightful, fascinating photos curated in one book, Soviet Cities: Labour, Life and Leisure. The book will feature the architecture of the post-Soviet republics. Arseniy has spent the last three years travelling to all the post-soviet republics – taking in 200 cities in the process. We’re big fans of Arseniy’s photography and would love to see the book published not just because of the quality of images but also as a nod to an epic journey. Check out his post, Recording A Disappearing Landscape for Greyscape for a flavour of his wonderful eye for detail.

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The Corn Building Minsk Image Arseniy Kotov Fuel Publishing ©

The Kickstarter Soviet Cities is in two phases and the upshot is if they reach their first target we’ll all get to see the book and if they raise more then, quite simply, the book gets bigger! Phase one means we all get to see 224 pages and the extra cash injection means an additional 32-page section. If the campaign is successfull then we’ll be able to get our hands on a copy in September 2020.

The format of the book will follow their other successful titles and will be a neat edition to others in the series such as  Soviet Bus Stops and Soviet Metro Stations

Fuel Publishing founders, Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell are based in Spitalfields in the heart of historic East End of London. The duo met at CSM (Central St Martins) where they were both studying graphic design and at the Royal College of Art. Their publishing house grew out of their magazine, which was … of course called ‘Fuel’. Fans of their style know they’ll get something they won’t see elsewhere … a road map to reading gulag tattoos, rockets, space dogs and even recipes mamushkas and babushkas knew by heart.

Here’s how you can help: The Kickstarter Campaign Soviet Cities‘.

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Amanauz Hotel Dombay Russia Fuel Publishing Image Arseniy Kotov ©

Find Arseniy on instagram at www.instagram.com/northern.friend/ and Fuel at www.instagram.com/fuelpublishing/

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